Yes (64), same color only
dec: 35 hex: 23 bin: 100011
|“||Wool was added to Minecraft a looooOOOong time ago - in June 2009 during the game's "Classic" development phase. It was originally called cloth and came in sixteen different colours that aren't quite the same colours we have today. Knowing that wool was originally cloth helps to explain why you use it to make paintings - I don't know anyone who paints on wool in the real world. Leather armour was also originally made using cloth and called cloth armour.||„|
Wool is a block derived from sheep that can be dyed in any of the 16 different colors, which are white, orange, magenta, light blue, yellow, lime green, pink, gray, light gray, cyan, purple, blue, brown, green, red, and black.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Wool can be broken using any tool, but shears are the fastest to use.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Sheep[edit | edit source]
1 to 3 wool is harvested by using shears on an adult sheep. If unshorn, sheep will drop 1 wool upon death. The wool dropped will be the same color as the sheep's wool. The drop rates are not affected by the Fortune or Looting enchantments.
White, light gray, gray, black, brown, and pink wool can be found naturally on sheep. The rest of the colors require dyeing sheep.
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Black wool can also be found naturally in villages as part of a streetlight-like structure where they lie on top of three fence posts, surrounded by 4 torches. Various wool colors generate naturally as part of structures within woodland mansions.
Trading[edit | edit source]
Shepherd villagers sell each separate color of wool for a price of 1 to 2 emeralds for one wool as part of their tier 2 trades.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|Dyed Wool||White Wool +
Matching Colored Dye
Usage[edit | edit source]
Wool blocks are weak, highly flammable, and offer little resistance against explosions. Their primary usage is as a decorative block.
Trading[edit | edit source]
Shepherd villagers buy 16 to 22 white wool for 1 emerald as part of their tier 1 trades.
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
Any color of wool or wood can be used for paintings but it has no effect on the product's final appearance.
|Banner||Matching Wool +
|Bed||Matching Wool +
Any Wood Planks
|Wool color must match. Wood planks do not need to match.|
Fuel[edit | edit source]
Data values[edit | edit source]
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
|Data value||Description||Color Code[note 1]|
||3||0x3||Light blue wool||
||8||0x8||Light gray wool||
- Wool has a mottled pattern. These are the average RGB color values for the default texture.
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||Rainbow Collection||Gather all 16 colours of wool.||All the colours of wool does not have to be in the inventory at the same time, but must have been picked up by the player once.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||30G||Silver|
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|0.0.20||Cloth was added in 16 different color shades. It had white, light gray, gray, 12 colors from the hue cycle, with an additional purple.|
|0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 11||Added sheep, which will drop red cloth.|
|0.27 SURVIVAL TEST 12||Sheep now drop white cloth instead of red cloth.|
|February 18, 2010||Cloth can now be used to craft armor.|
|February 23, 2010||Cloth is now used to craft paintings.|
|June 27, 2010||Removed all cloth colors except white.|
|Sheep now drops white cloth instead of gray|
|1.0.1||Sheep will now regenerate their cloth.|
|1.0.8||Changed the recipe of cloth/leather Armor from cloth to leather.|
|1.1.0||Sheep will now drop 1-3 cloth when hit instead of always dropping 2.|
|1.2||Changed the color shades to 16 colors: White, Light Gray (Silver), Gray, Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Lime, Green, Cyan, Light Blue, Purple, Magenta, Pink.|
|Renamed cloth to wool.|
|Added 15 dyes; white sheep could be dyed by using on them while holding any dye.|
|Light gray, gray, and black sheep now rarely spawn, dropping the corresponding colored wool.|
|1.3||Wool is now used to craft beds.|
|1.4||Brown and pink sheep now rarely spawn, dropping the corresponding colored wool.|
|1.6.6||Changed the crafting recipe of wool, reducing the amount of string required from 9 to 4 pieces.|
|1.7||Added shears to shear sheep without hurting them, dropping 2-4 wool.|
|Sheep no longer drop wool when hit, albeit they drop one wool when being killed when they are unsheared.|
|1.8||Villages generate with lamp posts containing black wool.|
|1.1||Sheep will now eat grass and tall grass to regain their wool, keeping the color they had before shearing.|
|As a counterbalance, shearing sheep now yields 1-3 wool instead of 2-4.|
|1.2.4||Tweaked the saturation of wool, making wool blocks slightly darker than before. Comparison|
|1.3.1||12w21a||54 orange wool and 1 blue wool now naturally generate as part of desert temples.|
|Wool of any color can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 14–21 wool for 1 emerald.|
|1.6.1||13w16a||Wool is now used to craft carpets.|
|1.8||14w02a||Trading changed: shepherd villagers now buy 16–22 white wool for 1 emerald. They also sell 1 wool for 1–2 emeralds, 1 offer for each color. Farmer villagers no longer trade wool.|
|14w03a||Desert temples now generate with stained clay instead of wool.|
|14w30a||Wool is now used to craft banners.|
|1.11||16w33a||Wool can now be used to fuel furnaces.|
|16w39a||Various wool colors generate within structures inside woodland mansions.|
|16w44a||White wool is now called "White Wool" rather than just "Wool".|
|1.12||January 23, 2017||Jeb tweets a preview of changes to the wool color palette, adding that "the texture itself may need work."|
|January 27, 2017||Jeb tweets another screenshot of further changes to the wool colors, alongside the new concrete blocks. "The noise needs some tweaking," he adds.|
|17w06a||Color spectrum changed for a second time, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
|17w17a||Wool can now be used to play the guitar if they are under note blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added wool (all 16 colors, not all obtainable)|
|0.2.0||Added the ability to shear sheep.|
|0.4.0||Added a crafting recipe for wool.|
|Wool is now used to craft beds.|
|0.5.0||Wool is now used to craft paintings.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Red wool can be used to craft red carpet.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Black wool now naturally spawns in villages.|
|The remaining carpet colors can now be crafted using wool.|
|0.9.3||Wool now has smooth lighting.|
|1.1||January 27, 2017||Jeb tweets a picture of new wool textures beside the concrete blocks mentioning that they are a work in progress for Pocket Edition 1.1.|
|build 1||Color spectrum changed, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
|Added beds in 16 colors. As a result, the wool has to match in order for the bed to be crafted.|
|Various wool colors generate within structures inside woodland mansions.|
|1.2||build 2||Any color of wool can be dyed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Patch s1||Added wool (all 16 colors).|
|TU9||Sheep can now regrow their wool by eating grass or tall grass.|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch s3||Color spectrum changed, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Wool” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The damage values for wool and their respective dyes are the inverse of each other. This is also true for stained glass, terracotta, glazed terracotta, beds, concrete powder and concrete.
- White wool can be crafted together with bone meal, but this simply wastes the bone meal.
- Wool is referred to as cloth in the game code.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Block of the Week: Wool" – Minecraft.net, November 17, 2017